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Grief counselors help students deal with death of football player

Telles Grief counselors will be at Garden Grove High School this morning to help students cope with the death of football player Kevin Telles, who collapsed on the field during a football game Friday.

Hundreds turned out for a memorial service Sunday night for Telles, a popular senior and football team fullback. An autopsy failed to determine a cause of death, and the Orange County Coroner's office is still investigating.

On Friday night Telles, 17, charged up from the 30-yard line to block his opponents. Then he abruptly fell, face down and motionless, on the 25-yard line. Several witnesses said he collapsed without sustaining a hit from another player.

When he didn't get up, coaches from both teams rushed onto the field with the team physician as Telles began to convulse. Moments later, witnesses said the doctor could be heard saying, "No pulse, no pulse."

Medical personnel began administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Telles was pronounced dead at 10:25 p.m.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Garden Grove High School students Marlene Hernandez, left,  and Alejandra Saldana comfort one another in front of the school at a memorial for fellow student Kevin Telles.

Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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Our sincere condolences to The Telles Family and friends, may God guide you through this difficult times...
We live behind Westminster High School when we heard around 9 pm all the commotion, ambulances wailing , police cars hissing by even a helicopter came, we didn't know what was happening , we wrongly guessed that it could have been a browl between the high school players and decided to stay indoors.
Sadly I just read what happened, and then I question my self, why is this happening more often ? Is it the energy drinks that accelerate the heart to abnormal rates , the caffeinated sodas or the McDonnal's ice coffes which are so saturated with caffeine and syrup that our youngsters are allowed to drink so freely?
I plead to Government officials to conduct an investigation in regard this epidemic that is cutting young lives short

This was a tragic event that happen to a good kid my son played football with kevin and liked him alot my deepest sympathy go out to his family and god be with you.

My sincerest condolences go out to Kevin Telles & his family & friends.

I heard about this on the news, and I don't understand why this happened. I'm wondering if it was possibly drugs, or what. I don't want to speculate. But I'm trying to reason with what happened.

Rest In Peace.

People should have caught on after those two Jr. High School students' running track mysteriously DYING from 'heart failure.' Next thing you know they want to blame heart inflamation, "cause of lack of water," lies they repeat" The stories went the same way, undetermined deaths; --what the hell is a 'natural cause of death?' Explain 'Heart-Attack'; doesn't seem natural in the name. AN ATTACK IS BROUGHT ON BY AN ATTACKER; THE TRUTH IS SOME PEOPLE KNOW THINGS OTHER PEOPLE DON'T.

Kevin was always there for me the day he dies i didn't even know it was true i had called him and everything but he never called or texted me back. until they told me to go to the internet and i saw his picture i cried i told myself why didn't i go to his game like he said to go and like i promised him i was going to go. i love you Kevin a lot don't ever forge t tat buddy.


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